The Burlington Slam Project Needs Your Help!
Click here to find out how you can help Burlington’s only monthly spoken word event!
– Unless otherwise stated! Be sure to check events for alternate venues.
– Can’t find us? Ask the Black Bull staff where the slam is! They’ll be happy to point you in the right direction!
3rd Thursday of every month. Sign-up is @ 8pm with Open Mic and then Slam to follow
For smoking hot poetry!
A cover charge $5 (Only $5???) goes towards paying for the feature performer and prize money for the winner of the slam.
As always we’ll have an Open Mic for any and all types of performance; bring your guitar, your songs, your stand-up, your rants and ragtime show tunes – it’s all about getting it out there! Or you can always sign up for the slam, see if you have what it takes to reign supreme, and take home the cash prize.
Thursday, July 16th
Burlington Slam Project 7 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
Featuring Mike Johnston
Get your party hats and noisemakers, it’s our birthday, and we’re turnin’ 7!
That’s right, we’ve outlived the average Guinea Pig! We’ve got more years than Alice in Chains has albums! We’ve been in office as long as Obama!
But this ain’t no two-term show, y’all! We’re gonna keep going until you pay to shut us up.
So we’re havin’ a slam! Same bat-time, same bat-channel, same back room! Come on out and join us for a night of celebration with our awesome feature – Mike Johnston from Winnipeg!
A gregarious poetic polygamist, Mike Johnston is equally in love with and is committed to poetic performance, community building and bringing spoken word into schools, where it grows the best. 2014 Underground Indies Co-Champion, three time team member and back to back Grand Slam Champion of Winnipeg Poetry Slam, Mike has been blessed to see and do incredible things with his passionate and open hearted story telling style of poetry. Being a member of the Winnipeg Poetry Project’s board of Directors and Educational Director of the Winnipeg Spoken Word Festival has allowed him to put dozens of Spoken Word artists in front of thousands of students over the past few years, and he remains dedicated to the idea that poets should always be seeking to grow the next generation, making their own voices part of a rising symphonic crescendo of true community. By day, he is a middle school teacher, tortoise enthusiast and aficionado of tattoos and terrible, terrible giant monster films. Click the link below to see him perform Question Box from last year’s finals.
Bring a fiver, and bring a busload of friends! Let’s blow the roof off this joint, and get ready for another year of spoken word madness!
Hope to see y’all out!